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October 19, 2020 by AGACAD

Want to more efficiently design precast concrete structures in Revit? Register for our free 30-minute webinar taking place on October 29th! Our Precast Concrete BIM software streamlines the modeling, detailing, and documentation workflow and eliminates hours of tedious manual tasks by automating slab layouts, wall panelization, detail distribution, rebar placement, and shop drawing prep. See how in this expert-level tutorial.

Soon-to-be-released new features and updates for Smart Assemblies, Smart Walls, and Wall Reinforcement will also be shown during the webinar. Please register for the session that's more convenient for you. We especially invite out-of-box Revit users and those thinking of switching from AutoCAD 2D to BIM to come see what's up!

Session Most convenient for: Thursday, October 29, 2020
1 Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania 10:00-10:30 AM Central European REGISTER HERE
2 America, Europe, Africa 10:00-10:30 AM US Central REGISTER HERE

The results you'll see: Revit walls will be split into precast wall panels. Floors will be divided into slabs. Connections, grout tubes, plates, and lifting anchors will be inserted based on predefined configurations. Rebar for walls and beams will be placed. Shop drawings with proper dimensions and views will be generated in a snap. All of those tasks are automated by using our Precast Concrete Revit tool, so it saves lots of time for structural engineers, drafters, and BIM modelers.

October 15, 2020 by AGACAD

A lot has gone down in the past 6 months: new tools, fresh user interfaces, and the busiest webinar season we've ever had. All that and more in the latest edition of our newsletter AGACAD Advances.

  • Modeling precast to LOD 400
  • Tips for keeping Revit models running smoothly
  • Revit massing
  • Specialized framing collection: SIPS, CLT, OAK, Ventilated Facades, Curtain Walls & Panels
  • Upcoming webinars
  • Compatibility of Precast Concrete with ProdLib Library to insert Peikko and Anstar structural precast connections in Revit
  • CNC Exporters
  • 5 new client cases on framing and MEP design

Check out the Fall 2020 edition of AGACAD Advances.

October 12, 2020 by Valensas Balsevicius

This is the third post in our series on LOD 400 modeling for precast concrete in Revit. Part I was about columns. Part II about beams.


Autodesk® Revit® lets you easily model walls for precast buildings. In this blog post we will go over the full workflow for modeling precast concrete walls and generating documentation using AGACAD’s Precast Concrete BIM Solution for Revit.

1. Model precast walls with Revit using standard structural wall system families. Add doors and window families or face-based void families to have openings in the walls. In this stage, draw your walls from corner to corner, not dividing them into separate precast panels. I recommend modeling them with the correct height constraints – from Level to Level, the way they will be built. Later you can copy them into levels above with Revit’s 'Paste Aligned to Selected Levels' command.

October 05, 2020 by Valensas Balsevicius

This is the second post in our series on LOD 400 modeling for precast concrete in Revit. Part I was about columns.


In this blog post we will go over the full workflow for modeling precast concrete beams and generating documentation in Revit using AGACAD’s Precast Concrete BIM Solution.

1. Model precast beams with Revit using standard structural framing families.

Structural framing elements in Revit tend to join with other elements and between each other. To avoid unexpected changes down the road, I recommend that you Disallow Joins of beam ends.

October 01, 2020 by Valensas Balsevicius

We recently released a new feature for our Precast Concrete design software that automates column rebar placement in Revit. The Column Reinforcement tool makes it efficient to model main rebar, stirrups, and corbel rebar, a task that structural engineers and precast modelers have to spend hours on if they're stuck doing it manually.

Here's the basic workflow for using Column Reinforcement.

  1. Open configuration window of Column reinforcement and create new configuration.
September 29, 2020 by Valensas Balsevicius

AGACAD is well-known for developing tools for prefab structures, particularly wood framing, metal framing, and precast concrete. Revit-based addons help with modeling highly-detailed building models reaching LOD (Level of Detail) 400 and creating necessary documentation efficiently.

The latest feature added to our Precast Concrete design software is Column Reinforcement. Revit already has quite good tools for rebar, and the most recent versions have made it more stable than ever. But with thousands of reinforcement bars in each BIM project, it can still take a lot of time to model them, so precast engineers can benefit from other tools to work with rebar in a timely manner.

Each step is important in building design, so in this blog post we will go over the full workflow for modeling precast concrete columns and generating documentation in Revit using AGACAD’s Precast Concrete solution. Subsequent posts in this series will look at the same for precast beams and walls, so stay tuned for those.

1. Create structural columns in Revit. These are just simple standard Revit Structural Column families drawn to define the top and bottom level constraints.

2. The rest of the building components are also added with Revit and Precast Concrete.

September 24, 2020 by AGACAD

News of interest for current users of Precast Concrete: the new Column Reinforcement feature is included in your license of Precast Concrete, gratis!

Please follow the instructions below for Revit 2021/2020 or Revit 2019 to activate it.

Revit addons in AGACAD Precast Concrete design software

Instructions for 2021/2020 users

  1. Open the Tools4BIM Dock and navigate to the License manager by clicking the gear icon on the bottom right. Select your precast concrete license.
September 21, 2020 by AGACAD

Within the past year, we've released tools that automate the modeling of reinforcement in walls and beams in Revit. Now it's time to introduce Column Reinforcement.

rebar modeled in precast concrete column using AGACAD Column Reinforcement tool for RevitIn this initial release, you can use it to place main rebar, stirrups, and corbel reinforcement in rectangular columns. While it's primarily made for precast, it also works for cast in-situ. See the workflow for reinforcing columns in Revit.

rebar modeled in precast concrete column using AGACAD Column Reinforcement tool for RevitColumn Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete design software, which covers modeling and documentation of precast elements and reinforcement of walls, beams, and now columns.

rebar modeled in precast concrete column using AGACAD Column Reinforcement tool for RevitFor those of you who are already current users of our Precast Concrete BIM Solution for Revit, the Column Reinforcement feature will be included in your Precast license(s) free of charge – stay tuned for activation instructions!


September 03, 2020 by AGACAD

Want to efficiently model reinforcement for precast concrete columns in Revit? We've got a new tool coming out called Column Reinforcement that does exactly that. Made for rectangular columns with corbels, it's ideal for precast designs though it can also be used for cast-in-situ.

On September 17th we're hosting a free webinar in which we'll showcase the automated placement of main reinforcement, stirrups, and corbel rebar via user-defined layout rules in the Column Reinforcement addin. Sign up in the table below!

The results you'll see in this webinar are various rebar configurations applied to several types of columns with corbels as well as how to model precast columns with connection details and generate the requisite shop drawings.

The 45-minute webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that's more convenient for you. We invite structural engineers, modelers, and really anyone who wants to place reinforcement in Revit more efficiently. Join in and get a look at the newest feature of AGACAD's Precast Concrete BIM design software for Revit!

June 04, 2020 by AGACAD

Join our free 30-minute webinar on June 18th for an expert-level tutorial on how to efficiently design precast concrete structures in Revit. Hours of tedious manual tasks in the modeling, detailing, and documentation processes will be eliminated using our Precast Concrete BIM software, which handles slab layouts, wall panelization, detail distribution, rebar placement, and shop drawing prep.

The results you'll see: Revit walls will be split into precast wall panels. Floors will be divided into slabs. Connections, grout tubes, plates, and lifting anchors will be inserted based on predefined configurations. Rebar for walls and beams will be placed. Shop drawings with proper dimensions and views will be generated in a snap. All of those tasks are automated by using our Precast Concrete Revit tool, so it saves lots of time for structural engineers, drafters, and BIM modelers.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that's more convenient for you. We especially invite out-of-box Revit users and those thinking of switching from AutoCAD 2D to BIM to come see what's up!

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